Stop Chasing…if when, why and how?

How do we stop the chase? We start it almost from birth. We are motivated to chase development as we enter this world, benchmarked against other babies, toddlers and children until our physicality has reached its peak. The chase then changes lanes to the mental capacity of knowledge as we learn and are tested viaContinue reading “Stop Chasing…if when, why and how?”

Pain is Pain…diminishing it does not make it disappear

“There’s no hierarchy of pain. Suffering should not be ranked, because pain is not a contest. …by diminishing my problems, I was judging myself and everyone else whose problems I had placed lower down on the hierarchy of pain. You can’t get through your pain by diminishing it.” Lori Gottlieb “Maybe You Should Talk toContinue reading “Pain is Pain…diminishing it does not make it disappear”

Balanced…a lesson in boundaries and freedom of choice

I watched a TED Talk featuring Nigel Marsh on “How to make work-life balance work” and thought it was worth sharing as it inspired so many of my own thoughts and opinions on the topic. Never has there been a time in our world where work and life have collided as millions of us areContinue reading “Balanced…a lesson in boundaries and freedom of choice”

Seeking Normal – Day 23

Day 23 prompt: T.D. Jakes notes, “If what you see modeled in front of you is in any way deformed or deranged your concept of normalcy is defined by what you see. It is hard to be what you have not seen.” If you believe this then how can you change your normal? Can youContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 23”

Seeking Normal – Day 17

Day 17 prompt: How has your normal changed or are you living the life you experienced as a child? Re-creation or Recreation? The prompt is a long-one this morning so I set the question above and offer the entire prompt here. Tara Westover said, “There is a way you experience life as a child, andContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 17”

Seeking Normal – Day 16

Day 16 prompt: What is your level-set? Why? The prompt is a long-one this morning so I set the question above and offer the entire prompt here. Admittedly I do not like the way I originally wrote the prompt so I am revising as I rewrite it below. 🙂 Everyone’s normal is predicated on theirContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 16”

Seeking Normal – Day 11

Day 11 prompt: How many variations of normal do you have in your life? For example today you may be happy or sad or ill – are they all “normal”? My answer: Interesting topic as it may be it about what is YOUR normal and my normal is obsession over diet and exercise and anxietyContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 11”

Seeking Normal – Day 7

Day 7 prompt: Is your normal the same as someone else’s? Why? How do you separate the expectation? How does someone else’s normal inspire, intimidate or disappoint you? My answer: I like this prompt as much of what makes something normal is that it is what everyone else has, does or is. The very actContinue reading “Seeking Normal – Day 7”

I am not the solution…

I am guilty as charged. I cannot look at ANY situation where I am not immediately figuring out a solution. Before asked, as the situation is unfolding or being described, I am solving. Is it a control “thing” is it “servant leadership” or is it a need to be needed? I tend to think it’sContinue reading “I am not the solution…”

inDEPENDENT…a new view

Yesterday I explored the idea of Independence in the patriotic sense and the human condition.  The “human condition” is defined as: “the characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality” – Wikipedia As I concluded I came to realize that in all of myContinue reading “inDEPENDENT…a new view”